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A 33-year-old female asked:

pain in rectum sometimes after bowel movement. few times had clear stuff in toilet or loosely attached to stool with small amount of blood. causes?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Hemorrhoids : Hemorrhoids and anal fissures can cause those symptoms.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Several possible: if any bleeding then inflammatory bowel disease would fit well--a serious autoimmune disease with a strong increased risk of needing surgery and/or cancer. BUT, also possible is irritable bowel syndrome with exactly these symptoms, NO inflammation, tests all negative, colonoscopy negative. would need a colonoscopy to tell which.

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Last updated Jul 11, 2018

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